The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 226, Issue 2, pp 229–242 | Cite as

Precognition and the metascalar nature of information

  • Ron CottamEmail author
  • Willy Ranson
  • Roger Vounckx
Regular Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Information in Physics and Beyond


We introduce the concept of scale into the derivation of information, through the device of a model hierarchy. This leads to a comparison of information with both Ivan Havel's perspectives of reality and Charles Peirce's semiotics. We conclude that the most valid formulation of information is always subjective, and that it depends in the first instance on precognitive processing.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Living Systems Project, Department of Electronics and Informatics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)BrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.IMEC vzwLeuvenBelgium

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